It isn’t too early to start holiday shopping, in fact, the more organized you are, the less likely you are to go on last-minute panic mode and make not-very-green shopping decisions. In the following weeks, here at Yurto we’ll be giving you some great holiday shopping tips which will make the yearly task fun, efficient and best of all, good for Mother Earth!!
Part One: Online Sales
To begin with, remember that online shopping is a fantastic shopping option for a few obvious reasons:
Beating the crowds
Saving on fuel and/or transportation cost
Being able to make good choices from the comfort of home
Having access to more products around the world (rather than in your local shopping area)
Being able to avail of other cost-cutters like free shipping, coupons, vouchers and so on…
In view of the current economic state of the world, it’s also key to watch your purchases this year and make your holiday budget go a long way. In a word: SALE!!
Online, its easy to simply click on the “sale” page of a website to view whatever items they have on sale, rather than scouring the crowded stores, which are more likely not to have things on sale as the shopping season draws near.
Here are some sites with special offers and sales worth checking out:
Nigel’s Eco Store: One of my favourite online stores with a superb selection of products. Buy anything from Nigel’s CHRISTMAS range before November 15th and receive 10% OFF. Just enter the code ECONOV in the checkout when purchasing.
Offer ends midnight November 15th.
Simply Fair – Great bargains on sale with this UK site. Also has a number of special offers for November.
Viva Terra: Stylish lifestyle shop with a lovely sale selection, including yummy gourmet food items!
Baby Pur: For the little ones and Mothers-to-be in your life, this wonderful site has some super organic items on sale at the moment.